Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas vs. Notre Dame in the NCAA Soccer Tournament: How to watch, forecast, notables
Arkansas' Parker Goins (22) chases a ball during an NCAA Tournament game against Virginia Tech on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Fayetteville.
WHEN Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE Razorback Field, Fayetteville
RECORDS Arkansas 18-4-0; Notre Dame 14-5-2
SERIES First meeting
COACHES Arkansas: Colby Hale — 129-69-18 in 10th season at Arkansas and overall; Notre Dame: Nate Norman —39-30-4 in fourth season at Notre Dame and 97-65-18 in ninth season overall.
TELEVISION The game will be streamed on SEC Network-Plus and can be accessed via WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app (carrier login required).
ANNOUNCERS Josh Haley (play-by-play) and Kelly Hellbusch (analyst)
WEATHER According to the National Weather Service, Sunday evening will be mostly clear with a high of 58 degrees and a low of 32 degrees in Fayetteville.
NOTABLE The winner will advance to play Rutgers or TCU in the national quarterfinals next week. The loser will be eliminated....Arkansas was 1-2 and Notre Dame was 0-3 against common opponents this season — North Carolina, Duke and Missouri....Arkansas midfielder Bea Franklin played in 15 games and started four times as a freshman at Notre Dame in 2019....Arkansas assistant coach Sammy Scofield was a four-year starter and senior captain as a player at Notre Dame from 2011-14....Arkansas defeated Virginia Tech 3-0 on Friday to defeat an ACC team in the postseason for the first time. The Razorbacks were previously winless in five games against ACC teams in postseason play....Notre Dame defeated Purdue 4-3 in penalty kicks Friday to advance. The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and overtime....Notre Dame went 7-3 in ACC play this season....Since 2018, the Razorbacks are 34-3-2 on their home field....Arkansas has only advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament once, in 2013 when the Razorbacks lost to Duke...Arkansas is hosting a third-round game for the first time.
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